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Early detection strategies in younger patients with lung cancer are urgently needed

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Dr Alexandra Potter, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
Conference
WCLC 2022
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/288a2387
Younger adults are relatively more frequently diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer than older adults, as was demonstrated by an American cohort study. Therefore, it is necessary to develop strategies that improve the early detection in younger patients who are ineligible for lung cancer screening [1]. Dr Alexandra Potter (Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA) and colleagues investigated the differences in lung cancer staging at diagnosis and overall survival (OS) times between younger and older adults since the introduction of lung cancer screening. For this purpose, the investigators used the SEER and US National Cancer Database to analyse all patients from 20 to 79 years old who were diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer between 2010 and 2018. Patients were categorised into 10-year age intervals. In total, 1,328 patients were in the youngest age group (20–29 years) and 447,366 patients were in the oldest age group (70–79 years). Carcinoid tu...


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